Motivation to Graduation helps students prepare for college through performing arts integration, cross-cultural experiences and college readiness efforts. Motivation to Graduation is a venture with a vision to break the cycle of poverty and create a cycle of first, second, and third generation college-bound students among disadvantaged families.


06Co-Founders Courtney Klein Johnson and Chris Petroff created SEED SPOT, a place where early stage social entrepreneurs could receive the support, mentorship, guidance and resources necessary to bring their dreams to life.

In July of 2012, SEED SPOT launched its first application cycle. Receiving an overwhelming 191 applications. Motivation to Graduation has been invited to participate in the inaugural Community Program! Learn more about Seed Spot at http://www.seedspot.org.


The W. P. Carey School of Business programs are consistently ranked in the top 30 by the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report and the Financial Times. The Spirit of Enterprise Center has partnered with top notch business students to help Motivation to Graduation further social impact.

2011 ~ 2012

Co-Founders Trisha Gonzalez and Peter Molina participate in nonprofit professional development programs, build relationships and promote dropout awareness!m2g33

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Watch the CEO & Co-founder, Trisha Gonzalez, speak at the Ignite Phoenix @ ASU event.  During her presentation at the Tempe History Museum, she spoke to over 150 students, faculty, staff and community members about her amazing change making idea and how she launched it.

Click here to watch the video directly via youtube.com


Trisha Gonzalez drafts her first business plan and wins an Arizona State University Entrepreneurship Program grant! Trisha Gonzalez and Peter Molina launch their first pilot program at South Mountain High School in Phoenix, Arizona.